Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Jucy Lucy at Matt's Bar - Minneapolis, MN

I went to Minneapolis and had what may be one of the most iconic foods in the city.

It's called the Jucy Lucy and from what I can gather, it's to Minneapolis as the Red Hot is to Chicago.

Matt's Bar is the place that invented it. There's routinely a line outside, which is largely due to the Travel Channel.

But since it's still very much a dank, local bar, like a real-life Moe's Tavern, its fame seems all the more incongruous.

Heck, President Obama ate here. There's a picture of him, smiling, arms around the family that now owns it.

Of course, he had a Jucy Lucy, which is essentially a burger with cheese embedded in the middle of the patty, served between a dense bun with grilled onions bits and three slices of pickle (yes, exactly three).

When you bite into the burger, a scalding torrent of cheese is supposed to flow out of it like a Hot Pocket made of meat. And mine did.


Honestly, it only spurted out cheese just from one side of the patty. The rest of it was actually cheeseless. But it was still a treat--a great burger made by a great place that was once visited by a great President.

Matt's Bar
3500 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Coq Au Vin - Fountain Valley


At 3:24 PM, Blogger Doc Railgun said...

I'm sorry that you couldn't gave a real (and the original) Jucy Lucy (at tge 5-8 club). I guess second best knockoff versions are better than nothing.

At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sometimes knockoffs are better. As someone who doesn't live in MN and has been there a numbe rof times Blue Door Pub is the best IMO.

At 5:38 PM, Blogger elmomonster said...

Doc and Anon,

5-8 Club and Blue Door! When I end up in The Twin Cities again, I'm trying those!

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Doc Railgun said...

Merlin's Rest is best pony.


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